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5280 Home December 2016/January 2017

For more than a decade, 5280 has highlighted Denver and Colorado architecture, interior design, and home products in its pages. With 5280 Home, our mission is to deliver a shelter magazine that showcases the unique visual style and aesthetic of the Front Range in a sophisticated, yet accessible, manner. We will bring you inside the most beautiful houses in and around the Mile High City—and show you how to execute these looks in your own home. We'll talk to the most in-demand local designers. And we'll spotlight the hippest home goods out there. 5280 Home is a must-read for homeowners, designers, and anyone who has an eye for what's next in Denver decor.

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5280 Publishing, Inc
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
design matters

MANY YEARS AGO, as I have dozens of times since, I met an interior designer for a latte to chat about her work. We sat facing each other at a small, wobbly wooden table, and after a few minutes of conversation, she turned her attention to my mug. “I’m sorry,” she said, “but I can’t stop wondering why the handle is so meager. Seems like it should be a bit weightier to balance out the actual heft of the cup.” She was right: The mug was of the awkward-teenager sort, with proportions that felt wrong in my hand. “Design matters,” she grinned. “You’d feel better if someone had paid more attention to the form of that mug.” And that’s why I love design—and designers of all sorts. Their work seems romantic, right?…

2 min.

Q WHERE DO YOU FIND DESIGN INSPIRATION IN THE MILE HIGH CITY? Julie Dugdale WRITER “I tend to gravitate toward color and pattern; I’d say our living room could best be described as cowhide rug meets turquoise chesterfield meets Peruvian textile,” Dugdale says. “In honor of that eclectic mix, if I could put a dream room together, I’d hit Jonathan Adler in Cherry Creek North, Decade on South Broadway, and DENY Designs in Ballpark.” For this issue, Dugdale wrote “Top Denver Design” (page 55), our first-ever collection of the most beautiful residential spaces—from kitchens and living rooms to a charming pool house—in and around the Mile High City. David Patterson PHOTOGRAPHER “Even though I live in Steamboat Springs, I spend so much time in Denver that it’s my second home,” says Patterson, who shot “Suite Dreams”…

2 min.
out of this world

When Denver artist Stella Maria Baer was growing up in the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, all she wanted was to be somewhere else. So she hightailed across the country to attend Dartmouth and Yale in the Northeast, which is where she developed her passion for painting into a career. Ironically, it was while living in New England that she became inspired by the evocative spirit of her native Southwest, which infuses her current celestial artwork—planets and moons painted in the dreamy tones of, say, red rock and sagebrush at sunset—with an ethereal quality. “A couple of years ago, I took a road trip through New Mexico and for the first time, I fell in love with where I was from,” Baer says. “Taking photographs of those landscapes helped me…

1 min.
give local

1 min.
off the wall

WHEN CHEF JEFF OSAKA SET ABOUT concepting Sushi-Rama, his year-old RiNo hot spot, he wasn’t going for the minimalist, Zen vibe of most sushi shops. Instead, he and business partner Ken Wolf asked Denver-based LIV Studio to explore the modular look of the ’60s. They provided two key inspiration points—Austin Powers and Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome—before turning the design firm loose. “We kept it pretty vague,” Osaka says. “We wanted colorful and fun, and they went for it.” Principal designer Brandon Anderson dove into the kitschy history of “kaiten”- style (conveyor-belt) dining in late-1950s Japan and then mined the Atomic Age for ideas. Sputnik-style chandeliers, plastic laminate plywood, and minimalist seating were the winners, and the larger-than-life chromatic pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol emerged as a natural muse. The result…

2 min.
wild things

IF A DOZEN LONG-STEM red roses is what you’re after, don’t call seven-month-old Sacred Thistle. Or rather, do—and let proprietors Sydney and Cornelia Peterson (mother and daughter, respectively) gently educate you on the beauty of other options: blooms that are less traditional, grown domestically, and/or sustainably sourced. “[Sustainability] is so ingrained into food and drink, the things you consume,” Cornelia says, but the movement has yet to widely catch on in the floral industry. Making customers aware of where many flowers come from—supermarket buds often travel all the way from South America, where the industry can be less than kind to workers and the land alike—is just one of the ways the Petersons diverge from the typical flower shop. They are also committed to working with any budget; they forage nearly…